here's this month's news wrap-up from the Clay County EDC:

Cinco de Mayo Golf: EDC Tournament Ready for Friday, May 5 Start

The EDC's annual golf tournament is scheduled for Cinco de Mayo at Smithville Lake's Paradise Pointe golf complex. Read More.

Angel Investor Network Making an Impact

The Northland Angel Investor Network is successfully helping both entrepreneurs and investors with a lower-risk strategy. Read More.

High Tech Firm with Angel Backing Earns National Recognition

One of the startup companies in line for support from the Northland Angel Investor Network recently earned a $50,000 prize for an open source voice-activation system. Read More.

EDC Membership Committee Make Big Changes

New events, fun events, added fun to existing events and more are part of the contributions being made by a quiet but hard working group of EDC members. Read More.

Northland CAPS Ending Fourth Year with Major Success

Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is about to graduate more than 300 students for the 2016-17 school year – students who have successfully completed in-depth, real-world studies and internships with area businesses. Read More.

New Addition to SubTropolis Solidifies Clay County Animal Health Strength

Clay County took a major step in the “Animal Health Corridor” with a recent move by one of the top 10 animal health companies in the world. Read More.

"Bumblebee" Police Station Up For Sale

Some loved it; some hated it. But the black and yellow "bumblebee" police station is being retired and will be for sale. Read More.

Collaboration Brings New Clinic with Added Service

Tri-County Mental Health Services and Swope Health Services recently joined to open a health clinic that's expected to serve 2,000 Northland residents. Read More.

SBA 504: Low Down Payment and Fixed Rates Up to 20 Years

The latest SBA 504 Loan interest rates were 4.8 percent for the 20-year loan and 4.6 percent for the 10-year. Both have decreased from the previous month.

For further information, contact Midwest Small Business Finance at (816) 468-4989 or visit

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Phone: (816) 468-4989 • Fax: (816) 587-1996